The 2015 Toyota RAV4 has a respectable safety roster, with eight airbags as standard equipment, including knee airbags. A Bluetooth hands-free interface and a rearview camera are also standard across the board, and blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alerts are available on the top trim level.
Its safety ratings, however, aren't quite top-notch. Its four-star NHTSA overall rating (raised to five-star on later-build models), and four-star frontal rating, together place it mid-pack in this safety-stringent class; and while it earns all 'good' ratings now from the IIHS, including in the tougher small overlap test, it lacks any sort of front crash prevention or true active-safety features.
There are small crossovers that fare better, which is something to keep in mind when shopping.